First Ever Blockchain-Powered Festival 'OUR Music Festival' Announced

Filed by Ryan FerroRyan Ferro

Acclaimed electronic dance music producer, 3LAU, groundbreaking blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV, and the largest independent festival promoter in the US, Prime Social Group, have joined forces to change the way fans experience live music forever. Uniting the worlds entertainment and technology the partners will launch the first-ever “blockchain-powered festival network,” appropriately titled OUR Music Festival OMF].

The first OMF event will take place at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on October 20 and will feature multi-Grammy winner Zedd and Platinum selling hip-hop artist Big Sean. The bill will be rounded out by some the hottest names in hip-hop and EDM and will be announced in the coming weeks.

OMF partners include digital marketing firm CrowdWaves, AM Only founder and Paradigm partner Paul Morris, as well as agency power players Lee Anderson, Hunter Williams and Sam Hunt.

After exploring the potential synergies between blockchain technology and the festival business, the partners have identified solutions to mitigate ticket inflation, counterfeiting, scalping, lack consumer control and dozens other inefficiencies that plague the industry. The OMF team ultimately believes that festival creators must place more power in the hands fans to spark a necessary evolution the live music space. Future editions following this year’s launch will see OMF leveraging the power Ethereum and smart contract technology even more. Fans could earn crypto-currency simply by participating in the festival ecosystem, thus providing value. As the tech behind OMF develops, fans may redeem OMF Tokens for tickets, VIP upgrades, exclusive access, merchandise, food, beverages, and more at future OMF festivals and partnered events.

In the long term, the OMF team is building technology that will enable token holders to influence festivals themselves, from the lineup to location. Following the inaugural event, the OMF Token will be available publicly, and the team will announce its partnerships with artists & festivals around the world.

OMF CEO Justin Blau (aka 3LAU) remarks “The blockchain space is littered with promises that lack real-world application. We’re throwing our first event this year to show our commitment to inciting change. While it will take time for OMF to reach its full potential, our team has studied blockchain-layered applications and legal compliance for years to facilitate realistic steps toward decentralization.”

Prime Social Group Co-CEO + Founder Adam Lynn states “With over 900 concerts and 50+ festivals produced in our career at PSG we’ve learned all the positives this amazing industry. We’ve also found some room for improvements and with the team incredible partners and technology experts, we are going to break down some barriers that we never would’ve thought had been possible. OMF will revolutionize the live events business in a major way and I am ecstatic to be part the team leading the charge.”

SingularDTV CEO Zach LeBeau adds “It takes vision and grit to bring something as special as OMF to fruition. With so many projects focused solely on their ICOs, being able to have a music festival this year itself is a huge step for all us. OMF is here and now ― it will only get better in the future with increased features and functionality.

 


Chuckie Campbell - Synesthesia (remix) feat. Talib Kweli

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

This “Synesthesia” remix is something you’ll want to hear if lush electronic along with hard hitting hip-hop/rap sounds up your ally. There’s lots excellent trap out there right now but I haven’t heard a song combining these two styles in a minute, it’s a refreshing listen to say the least. Both the collaborators go f in their respective areas for a good synergy, they were on the same page with what they wanted to accomplish with this remix and pulled it f. Chuckie Campbell’s take on “Synesthesia” with Talib Kweli on the mic is a prime late-night summer jam, so check it out right here and get down.


Haus of Panda Brings the House Heat with Newest Record

Filed by Bunny RobertiBunny Roberti

Whats up dance music fans! Thanks so much for giving us your time for the day and allowing us to show you some incredible up and coming artists. Today, we are featuring an artist that is no stranger to EDMsauce.com. His name is Haus Panda and he brings the heaviest, wubbiest, and most down to earth modern house music we’ve heard lately. His newest track, The Creeps 2018, really reflects a massive club track that will fill dance floors across the globe. The low-key wubs and four to floor beats are an ode to Haus Panda’s dance music potential and mastering ability. We implore you to check out the record below and let us know what you think!


Phonox locks in Move D for a string of all night long shows

Filed by tr21ktr21k

is heading to South London club Phonox this August for four all-nighter performances.

Taking over the popular venue every Friday from August 10 to 31, the and previous Phonox sell-out star will be the very first artist to play from start to finish for four consecutive weeks at the Brixton hotspot.

Discussing the new string shows a press release the club explained, “His return for an all night long set has been long awaited. It’s an absolute honour to have him with us for four…”

‘A Month with Move D’ kicks f August 10. Buy tickets to any the four dates , and watch Move D’s soul-shaking set in The Lab LDN below.

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Kojey Radical is heading on a UK tour

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East London musician, spoken word poet and visual artist is taking his innovative sound on tour this November, with a string dates confirmed across Dublin, Manchester, Leeds, London, Bristol and Birmingham.

Titled ‘Can I Speak’, the forthcoming headline tour will be biggest to date, following up from his 2017 sell-out performance at London’s Village Underground.

Speaking on the tour a press release Kojey explains, “I’ve been dreaming this tour for quite some time because it gives me the chance to really connect with new supports and take them on this journey with me. I’ve always said I wanted to retire as one the greatest live performers all time. This is a window into that legacy.”

The stormed into 2018 with a including his killer cut ‘If Only’, and is set to dominate festival season with confirmed shows at Bestival, Applesap, Boomtown and more.

Check out the ‘Can I Speak’ UK tour dates below, and grab a ticket .

12.11 DUBLIN: DUBLIN ACADEMY GREEN ROOM

14.11 MANCHESTER: GORILLA

15.11 BIRMINGHAM: 02 ACADEMY 2

16.11 LEEDS: BELGRAVE MUSIC HALL

18.11 BRISTOL: THEKLA

20.11 LONDON: KOKO

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Benji B appointed as music director of Louis Vuitton

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

has been appointed as music director at Louis Vuitton.

Tapped by his long-time creative collaborator and Louis Vuitton menswear designer , Benji’s new role at the Parisian fashion house has yet to be fully revealed. However an Instagram clip shared by Virgil looks on as Benji and BadBadNotGood hit the studio in preparation for Virgil’s debut fashion show as the lead menswear creative at the established brand earlier this week.

No stranger to the fashion industry, respected UK talent and boss Benji has previously soundtracked a slew fashion shows alongside a previous role under Phoebe Philo at Céline as musical director. And as comments, Benji is recognised by music and fashion followers alike for his work with Kanye West on both ‘Yeezus’ and ‘The Life Pablo’.

To catch Benji B on the airwaves tune into his Radio 1 slot and listen back to a selection his previous shows.

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Barely Great Gives Us Trippy Original Track Titled, Low

Filed by Jenette DanieleJenette Daniele

Barely Great is our chosen music review the day with his newest track titled ‘Low’. This track will absolutely satisfy all your greatest bass / trip / psy needs as it develops an original track right in front your ears (yes, ears). The record begins with progressing patterns that slowly build into a drop that anyone listening would expect a trap style banger. However, the drop features drip sound synths, f beat percussions, and an overall hypnotic attitude. This record really tricks the listener, in the best way possible. Awesome track by the always popular Barely Great!


wayfarer Drops of Jupiter Remix will give you Goosebumps

Filed by Elsa MajewskiElsa Majewski

Hey there Dance music fans! Thanks so much for tuning into yet another awesome night progressive dance music. It’s festival season so you know what that means; high energy, euphoric, progressive anthems coming out the wood work from up and coming artists with their sights set on the main stage! Today we’re bringing you a wayfarer remix from our favorite Train song, Drops Jupiter. wayfarer really takes on a new attitude with this one as this track screams Summer from start to finish. The drops are super well produced, the melodies are catchy, and the lyrics line up perfectly with the flow the record. We encourage you to listen to the track below and let us know what you think!


Nicky Romero brings progressive back with new single 'Duality'

Filed by Yun PinkertonYun Pinkerton

Nicky Romero returns to the sound that started it all on his newest track “Duality,” and it’s guaranteed to bring back fond memories earlier dance music days.

“Duality” begins with lush instrumental chords that play over a bassline that gradually escalates the track into its full-blown glory uplifting, scintillating melodies. The Protocol label head built his initial following on tracks like “Duality,” and his skillfulness at creating a progressive house track that feels both nostalgic and modern at the same time is unmatched.

This release has been much anticipated by the electronic music community since Nicky premiered it in Jakarta earlier this year, then teased it at Ultra Korea, Ultra Singapore and Spring Awakening in Chicago, so expect to hear this one played out and about wherever your music adventures may take you this summer. “Duality” follows Nicky’s last single “PRTCL” in honor Protocol Recordings’ 100th track release, and he has more exciting new music coming out soon.

Check out ‘Duality’ below, and let the nostalgia kick in!

Nicky Romero – Duality


Bronze Whale - Warm (LMBO Remix) [Free DL]

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Michigan based duo LMBO just dropped this epic remix “Warm” originally by Bronze Whale and it is sick! These guys have impressed me a handful times in the past, but this flip is totally next level as far as their catalog goes. This one just has an overall good vibe to it and I’m here for it 100%. This one is well worth the listen, give it a spin below now and let us now what you think in the comment section! Enjoy.


Squired - Peace Out [Free DL]

Filed by Kelli MichelsonKelli Michelson

21 year old NYC based songwriter/producer Sean Squires (aka Squired) is on the rise. Formerly apart the duo Opvs, Squires is a promising solo act primed for domination the scene. His new single “Peace Out” is a future trap meets hip-hop original that shows f his talent in various sectors. Read a quote on the song Squired below and under that stream “Peace Out”.

“I started working on this track over a year ago when I was in a bit a rut with music making. I had begun experimenting with some ideas around blending trap and dance music in something a sonic departure from my earlier work. From there I sent it over to my friend the spaceman, who laid down some vocals and the rest was history. ‘Peace Out’ is really about pushing beyond all the obstacles and distractions that are in your way in order to achieve whatever it is you want – no matter what anyone is telling you!” – Squired


Beauvois - Jupiter

Filed by tr21ktr21k

Proving himself to be truly a versatile musician, Beauvois, known to more people by his other stage name as Kidswaste (or as a part the SC super group Slow Hours), returns after a year hiatus to unveil “Jupiter” the new lead single f his forthcoming Dimensions EP, which is due out on June 28. The French producer really stepped it up on this release, “Jupiter” is a home run. Check out a quote from Beauvois below and under that check out his new single. Enjoy!

I’ve always envisioned the Beauvois sound as something ethereal, dreamy, and easy to listen to. Most the track titles are usually reminiscent something that’s bigger than us, that we can’t grasp entirely. This is what the Dimensions EP is to me – simple songs with no particular meaning; that will push you to think bigger about things, or just be contemplative how small we are. Bigger than the universe, Dimensions is pushing the idea that there’s more than one reality, and that ours may not be the one we fit it or deserve – but it’s there, and we need to cherish it. – Beauvois